Catering Services Contract – Keighley, West Yorkshire

Catering Services Contract – Keighley, West Yorkshire

The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust.

United Kingdom-Keighley: School catering services

2019/S 135-332608

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust
Queens Road
Keighley
BD21 1AR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1276-673880
E-mail: pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk
NUTS code: UKE4
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.christopherwhartonacademytrust.co.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://litmuspartnership.co.uk/sq/blessedchristopher/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust — Tender for Catering Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

55524000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust with schools in the Bradford and Keighley areas in the North of England.

The contract will commence 1.4.2020 and will be for 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years.

At contract commencement there will be 11 schools, all primary schools with the majority single form entry, numbers ranging from 198 to 420. It is expected that there will be 19 schools by September 2020 with at least one secondary school.

Contract value: 678 000 GBP year one.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 400 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE4
Main site or place of performance:

See II.1.4) Short description

West Yorkshire

UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust is looking for a provider who will work in true partnership with the Trust and support its Catholic values.

The Trust’s objectives in putting the catering contract out to tender are:

Food choice — ensure a varied and interesting menu that is appropriate to each individual school’s pupil food requirements and tastes. Flexibility is important.

Healthy eating — providing and promoting healthy eating options is important.

Pupil engagement and added value — the Trust will be looking for innovative ideas to engage pupils and parents with school food.

Capital investment — capital investment would be welcome in some schools.

Value for money — the Trust is looking for catering costs savings.

Staffing — the current catering staff are mostly well thought of. The Trust will be looking for a provider who is experienced in the management of staff in a multi-site situation.

We understand that most catering staff will be members of LGPS and Admitted Body Status would therefore be expected with regards to pension provision. This would be a first generation contract.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 31/03/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

A minimum of 5 suppliers and a maximum of 10 suppliers will be taken forward to the tender stage of the process. Where less than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standards, only those that meet the minimum standards will be taken through to the tender stage. Where more than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standard, those suppliers with the highest scores will proceed to the tender stage.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 30/08/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 11/10/2019

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Interest in the selection process should be expressed via email only to pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk clearly stating within this email which Contract Notice you are referring to. Please also provide, as a minimum, a contact name, full company postal address and telephone number.

The selection questionnaire and associated documents can be obtained at: https://litmuspartnership.co.uk/sq/blessedchristopher/

The closing date for receipt of the selection questionnaire is 30.8.2019 (12:00). Suppliers are required to ensure that documents are obtained and returned to the Litmus Partnership Ltd, by email to pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk by the above closing date and time.

Documents in respect of economic financial standing (where indicated in the selection questionnaire) shall be returned to the Litmus Partnership Ltd, by email to pqq@litmuspartnership.co.uk by the above closing date and time.

It will be the supplier’s responsibility to obtain any necessary documents in order to submit a response by the closing date and time.

The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award any or part of the contract which is the subject of this Contract Notice and reserves the right to terminate the procurement process at any time.

The Contracting Authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity.

The Contracting Authority will consider variant bids, evaluating them (so far as the variant or the evaluation of the variant is in the opinion of the Contracting Authority practicable) on the same basis as a conforming bid, but shall not be obliged to accept any such bid in preference to a conforming bid even if the variant bid scores more highly. No variant will be considered unless the bidder simultaneously submits a conforming bid.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust
Keighley
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11/07/2019